On May 18, 1926 in Garland City, Arkansas, a lovely daughter was born to the late John and Daisy Hector. Mae was the seventh of eight children born to this union. As a teenager Mae experienced motherhood giving birth to her first daughter, Daisy. Around the age of 17, Mae had found herself in love with a young man by the name of Alexander Howell. They decided to move to California, get married and begin a family together. They shared the joy of having five children: Alexander, Patricia, Kay, Shirley and Alex. After many years the two went their separate ways and Mae went on to have two more children: Elmo and Freddie. Mae found a passion for the medical field as a Nurse's Assistant while attending school to become a LVN. Unfortunately, Mae was unable to complete school for certification as a LVN due to an illness which would soon change her life. Along the way, she met Dempsey Bullock who became her life mate. In 1962 they purchased a home at 1755 w. 23rd Street and that is where she watched her family expand by more than three generations. Mae enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed taking the boat out and going fishing. In her pass time she would attend auctions where she would collect antique furniture and much more. Mae loved to play music around the house as she cooked, cleaned or just because she felt good. She was known to play BB King, Etta James, Lena Horne, Bobby Blue Bland and Nancy Wilson, just to name a few. As a young lady, Mae accepted Christ as her Lord & Savior. She was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Mae departed this life on January 15, 2010. She was preceded in death by her life mate, Dempsey Bullock; her mother, Daisy Hector; her father, John Hector; her sons, Alex Howell (Big) and Alexander G. Howell (Buddy); and her daughter, Shirley Robinson. Mae leaves to cherish her loving memory, four daughters: Daisy Hall, Patricia Howell, Kay Dupree and Freddie Polian; one son, Elmo Johnson (Little); forty six grandchildren; eighty great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Hector; one sister, Tree Ola Robinson; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of our mother, Mae Ola Bullock, to: LMU's Center for Service in Action, Loyola Marymount University, Attn: Alma Vorst, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 2800, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659.

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  1. You are all in my prayers. ~ Mae Ola, I did not have the previlage to have met you, but I thank you, for raising a wonderful son, Elmo. He is a true reflection on your beauty and love to this world.

  2. Elmo, Nina, and Aundrae You have my condolences that your departed Mother/Grandmother is in an eternal rest of peace and comfort. My God’s Mercy and Grace strengthen you all through this time. “Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present” Rest assured you will be reunited in the future with the gift that is no longer present. Ray

  3. Elmo, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the passing of your Mother. Tom & Linda Fleming

  4. i never had a chance to meet my great-grandmother but i am sure she was a great person.I send all my condolences. Love everyone.

  5. To the Family of Sis. Mae Ola Bullock: Jesus promised that when He left this earth He would send another Comforter- the Holy Spirit. May this Comforter hold you close, comfort your hearts and strengthen you in the midst of your sorrow. Sincerely, Alma Stacy (LMU)

  6. Freddie, I never had a chance to meet your mom, but after all the awesome things i’ve heard about her I feel as if I knew her. My prayers go out to you and your family.Time has a way of taking our loved ones away, but nothing can take away the precious memories of your mom. A mother’s love is never lost. Lean on it. Count on it. Trust it.God Bless You…Kyle

  7. Elmo, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you. Peace be with you and your family members.

  8. May all of you find comfort in the prayers of your many friends. Blessings to your sweet, beautiful Mother as she ascends into heavenly peace

  9. Elmo, It’s very difficult to endure the loss of a loved one especially a beloved Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that as time passes you will find comfort in all the memories and love you shared and even though she will be missed she will never be forgotten as your love for her will continue to grow and bring you peace.

  10. My prayers and condolences go out to Mae’s family. She may be gone but she will forever live in your hearts and mind. Stay strong and hold each other close, because your love will be the glue that will continue her legacy. Peace and love Maria

  11. To Aunt Mae Ola’s Family, At a time like this it is hard to have the right words. I am sorry that I never knew her, if she was anything like her sister Tree Ola then she was a wonderful mother.

  12. Dear family and friends, I did not know Elmo’s mother but did have the pleasure of working, at LMU, with him for almost a year. The one thing I can say about her is that she raised an upstanding son, something all too rare these days. And by so doing, she left the world a better place. I am sure there are many, many other examples of fine things that can and will be said about her. Jay Martin

  13. Dear Elmo, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother who I’m sure will leave a great void in your life. May the wonderful memories of your life together comfort you and your extended family in the days ahead. God Bless, Alma Bachrach

  14. Ms. Freddie Our prayers go out to you and your family in this time of loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you to comfort and strengthen you. Stay encourage and always know we love you!

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